Specsavers Leven has invested in the new hospital-quality technology called OCT (optical coherence tomography), which can help detect treatable eye conditions sooner.
Players Kyle Bell and Kevin Smith alongside Club Directors Ken Henderson and Denis Nicol recently visited the Leven store and Kyle had an OCT scan.
The new OCT scan only takes a few seconds and uses light to take more than 1,000 images of the back of the eye including the retina and optic nerve. A layered image is then created to allow the optometrist to view the deeper structures of the eye in more detail than ever before. It can help detect preventable, sight-threating conditions up to four years earlier than a standard eye test alone.
Given that nearly half of all sight loss is preventable, an OCT scan means conditions can be managed before they get worse and can help prevent potential sight loss.
Enhanced services at Specsavers Leven
Adrian McCann, optometrist director at Specsavers Leven, said: 'The new technology gives our team the ability to enhance the services to the local community by helping to detect and manage conditions, with a level of diagnostic capability which previously would have needed a hospital visit.
'Ensuring you have your eyes checked regularly and have an up-to-date prescription if required, is important for everyone to consider, not just athletes.
'It was great to welcome representatives from East Fife Football Club to our store and complete a routine eye health check as well as an OCT scan – ensuring they’ll have clear vision for a busy season ahead. We would like to wish the team the best of luck for their upcoming matches.'
OCT scans are available as part of an enhanced sight test and can be requested when the appointment is booked or when a customer arrives in store. The enhanced sight test is available for only £10.